Beneath the present FIA guidelines, Herta doesn’t qualify for an F1 superlicence.
Binotto joins fellow workforce bosses Toto Wolff, Fred Vasseur, Mike Krack and Gunther Steiner, who’ve all beforehand indicated that the FIA ought to stick the established factors system. F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has expressed an identical opinion.
They agree that the F3 and F2 ladder, through which many groups make investments by way of their younger driver programmes, needs to be protected.
“First we’re investing rather a lot in our Ferrari Driver Academy and proceed to take action,” stated Binotto when requested concerning the Herta case by Autosport.
“I feel drive majeure can’t be used for Herta. That might be a totally unsuitable strategy. Rules are in place with a purpose to defend our sport and be sure that we’re making the precise course of and selections for our sport itself.
“So, Herta might take part within the championship, [when] he is bought what are the necessities to take action, and never in another way.
“I feel that is essential, and we will definitely overview what FIA will do in that respect. And I feel every single workforce will accomplish that, as a result of it is for the significance of our sport.
“We can not have drive majeure or no matter are the conditions, which isn’t a drive majeure, actually in that case.”
If AlphaTauri can not get Colton Herta for 2023, Pierre Gasly will keep on for an additional 12 months.
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AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost stated the workforce remains to be awaiting information on Herta earlier than with the ability to make its subsequent transfer.
“The newest on Pierre is that he has a contract with us,” stated the Austrian. “And relating to Colton Herta, it is a choice from the FIA whether or not he will get the superlicence or not, and I hope that FIA will take this choice as quickly as attainable, in order that we all know how one can construct up the workforce and the place to go for subsequent 12 months.”
Requested about what could be performed to assist Herta’s trigger, together with attainable FP1 runs, he stated: “This can be a query it’s important to ask the FIA, as a result of there is a regulation, and if the FIA desires to alter something, then that is one aspect.
“We, from our aspect, will assist it after all. If it’s a necessity to run in FP1 then we’ll run him in FP1. We’ll do all the pieces what’s being requested.”
Tost backed Christian Horner’s assertion that Gasly will solely be launched for Herta, and never another driver: “I feel if it isn’t Colton Herta, then Pierre Gasly will keep and nothing will change.”